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  • Leading UK Enterprise Zone Completes Phase One

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  • Deeley Group unveil new football pitches in Nuneaton with help from Coventry City legends

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  • Leading UK Enterprise Zone Completes Phase One

    MIRA Technology Park, the 1.75 million sq. ft. Enterprise Zone in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, has concluded Phase One of its development plan with the completion of key infrastructure at the site.

    Deeley Construction are proud to have worked on this first phase by delivering the first five Technology Park buildings.

    Since work began on the Technology Park in 2010, a total of £53.1m has been invested, and 440 jobs created and safeguarded. To date, a total of 118,000 sq. ft. of R&D space has been created since construction began on the site, which has helped attract some of the world’s largest automotive firms including Bosch, Aston Martin, Sanoh and Lockheed Martin.

    The infrastructure – which represents £7.4 million of investment and includes new roads, roundabouts, 10km of service ducts, 5km of footpaths and cycle ways and a total of 27,000 new trees and shrubs – enables a further 500,000 sq. ft. of construction and paves the way for Phase Two of the development, which includes the East, South and Centre Sectors of the Technology Park site.

    Phase One of the MIRA Technology Park development, which is part of HORIBA MIRA Ltd., has also:

    • Seen a total of five new buildings completed, including a range of bespoke buildings for the likes of European Tier 1 Haldex and iconic British brand, Aston Martin • Seen the number of companies establishing R&D activities on the Park grow to over 30, of these more than 50% are foreign direct investments (FDI) demonstrating the strong international interest • Become one of the leading and most successful Enterprise Zones within the UK • Created 213 man years of construction sector employment to build on-site and off-site infrastructure, including recent building works along the A5 trunk road, and the first five Technology Park buildings

    George Gillespie OBE, CEO at HORIBA MIRA, said: “We are thrilled to announce the completion of Phase One of the development of MIRA Technology Park. Over the last five years we have been focused on our vision of creating a technology cluster serving the global automotive industry and wider transport sectors. The completion of this crucial milestone signifies we are well on our way to achieving this goal. When complete, the site will be the largest Automotive Technology Park in Europe, and represent a total of £300 million of investment. We’re very much looking forward to the next stage of development, which is now well underway.”

    Marcus Jones MP, Minister for Local Government, said: “MIRA Technology Park is one of our highest-performing Enterprise Zones, so I am delighted to see further investment in a world-class resource that is at the heart of our motor industry.

    “As part of our long term economic plan, the Midlands economy has the potential to grow by £34 billion by 2030, and by the end of this parliament, there could be as many as 300,000 extra jobs, and the development outlined today will play a key role in helping to deliver this.

    “Completion of Phase One of the Technology Park will help MIRA become an even better place to do business, driving the research and investment that will keep it at the forefront of the automotive industry.

    “Today’s new development demonstrates how, by focussing on innovation, finance and skills and developing world-class infrastructure we can create an environment in which the Midlands will cement its place as an economic engine for the whole nation.”

    Phase Two of the HORIBA MIRA Technology Park development, which includes an additional 500,000 sq. ft. is now underway, with a further three buildings totalling 90,000 sq. ft. expected to commence construction this year.

    It is estimated a further 2,000 high value jobs will be created at MIRA Technology Park by 2025, with a further 3,000 as a consequence in the regional supply chain.

    For further information on MIRA Technology Park, please visit www.miratechnologypark.com or www.horiba-mira.com.

    Details of the Deeley Construction schemes can be found here: MIRA Technology Park

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  • Deeley Group unveil new football pitches in Nuneaton with help from Coventry City legends

    A Coventry City All Stars XI helped to unveil a new football pitch which has been created as a part of a regeneration project in Nuneaton.

    The pitch has been created at the Bermuda Phoenix Community Centre and is part of a major scheme in the area by the Deeley Group, which has seen more than 12 acres of brownfield land used to build a new social club and 1,000 homes, and seen the creation of over 2,000 jobs.

    The All Stars – including FA Cup winner David Phillips, midfielder Barry Quinn and Sky Blues in the Community director David Busst – ran out 6-0 winners.

    Dele Adebola, who scored twice on the opening day at the Ricoh Arena in 2005, repeated the feat at Bermuda with Marcus Hall and Quinn also on the scoresheet.

    Peter Deeley, of the Deeley Group, said: “It was a great launch for the new pitch and the other facilities and the community came out in numbers to show their support and were given plenty of entertainment.

    “It was a really enjoyable game and I would like to thank David Busst and his team for giving up their time to help mark the opening of the new pitch. The facilities are already getting good use from the community and this will only help spread the word further.”

    l/r, Peter Deeley (Deeley Group), David Busst, Alex Rowe (Bermuda Captain), Pat Moroney (Deeley Group), Tom Walker (Bermuda).

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  • Building works commence on the sixth new facility on the Enterprise Zone site

    MIRA Technology Park, the 1.75 million sq. ft. Enterprise Zone in Nuneaton, has begun work on Phase Two of its development, with the construction of a third multi-use building on the site.

    The 27,200 sq. ft. building, ‘North West 3’, represents an investment of almost £7 million by the HORIBA Group and will house a number of global tier-one companies within the six secure facilities within the building.

    The announcement follows the completion of Phase One of development in February, with the construction of key infrastructure on the site, which has paved the way for Phase Two of the development including the East, South and Centre Sectors of the Technology Park. This new building is located in the North West Sector of the Park, and compliments three other multi-tenant buildings constructed for various companies, alongside bespoke facilities created for Swedish company Haldex, and for Aston Martin.

    The new facility – being built by local construction company Deeley Construction – is due for completion in November this year, and, when fully let, will accommodate 140 staff, with many of these roles being new jobs to the MIRA Technology Park site. Total jobs created at the Enterprise Zone stand at almost 450 since 2010 and this is expected to rise to over

    2,000 jobs as the Park nears completion in 2025.

    Terry Spall, Commercial Director at MIRA Technology Park, said: “Phase Two of MIRA Technology Park is now well underway with the construction of North West 3, which will create much-needed space for new and expanding businesses to join us on site. We are also expecting to be breaking ground on a further three new buildings this year.

    “The construction of North West 3 further demonstrates HORIBA’s commitment to accelerating the growth of this automotive technology cluster and the job creation potential of the Enterprise Zone, and we’re looking forward to this next stage of development.”

    MIRA Technology Park is set to be completed by 2025, and is rapidly gaining global recognition as a leading automotive technology cluster and is gaining broader interest as a strategic transport sector R&D location within the EU.

    For further information on MIRA Technology Park, please visit www.miratechnologypark.com or www.horiba-mira.com.

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  • New £5.8m redevelopment of Pershore College officially opened

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  • New £5.8m redevelopment of Pershore College officially opened

    TV gardener David Domoney officially opened the £5.8m redevelopment of Pershore College at a celebratory event with students, staff, local businesses and stakeholders.

    David, who presents ITV’s Love Your Garden, and is a former student of the college, cut the ribbon to officially open the new contemporary glass building which includes a spectacular Collections House, teaching rooms, laboratory, higher education suite and business conference zone as well as a new library area and reception featuring a ‘living wall’.

    Guests were treated to tours of the college, as well as a chance to try the Pershore College range of juices and ciders and the microveg, microleaves and edible flowers the college supplies to the Michelin-starred Fera at Claridge’s.

    The new facility was constructed by Deeley Construction, part of the Deeley Group, and has transformed the college.

    Features of the new building are:

    ● State-of-the-art Collections House where exotic plants can thrive, featuring permanent and seasonal collections. The Collections House is environmentally controlled through a sophisticated electronic management system to control ventilation, humidity, heating and lighting. In addition to protecting and enabling the plants to flourish in a semi-Mediterranean climate, the systems are readily accessible to students as a living demonstration of modern greenhouse technology

    ● STEM centre (science, technology, engineering and maths) and agri-tech lab where students will be able to learn about the newest innovations in the field, such as sustainable horticulture, aquaponics (an enclosed sustainable system where fish and plants grow together without the need for additional chemicals) and the use of UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) in supporting horticulture processes in growing techniques

    ● New higher education suite for students on degree programmes, including animal science, veterinary nursing, horticulture and arboriculture

    ● New library

    ● Conferencing facilities and event space

    Warwickshire College Group Principal and CEO, Angela Joyce, said, “We were absolutely delighted to welcome so many of our staff, students, partners and stakeholders here today to the official opening of our stunning new building. A special thank you must go to David Domoney for his wonderful speech – his perspective as a former student was fascinating and I’m sure he has inspired our current students.

    “Over the last year Pershore College has seen probably the biggest change in its long history with the construction of this spectacular building and a refocusing of our curriculum. We have embarked on a fresh, dynamic journey to meet the demands of our new world and support key national priorities through the delivery of skills, education and training.

    “This building is a visible landmark of this ambition. This investment will give all of our students – whether they are studying animal welfare, veterinary nursing, arboriculture or horticulture – an innovative, technologically-enhanced environment to inspire and give them the skills needed for industry today.”

    Speaking at the event, David Domoney said, “The horticultural industry is phenomenal. It offers a diversity that transcends other industries by the variety of our specialisation. As educated horticulturalists we can become scientists, growers, educators, retailers, artists, designers, architects, landscapers, photographers, broadcasters, writers, pioneers and entrepreneurs. The opportunity to control your destiny from an education here at Pershore College is phenomenal.

    “A career in horticulture is dynamic and varied, exciting and profitable. This building is more than just a highly functional education centre – its dramatic, iconic and spectacular design is a beacon that shines to change the perception of a career in horticulture. And that is why I’m very honoured to be here and be a part of this day.”

    Pershore College offers a range of courses in horticulture, arboriculture, animal welfare, veterinary nursing and more, including apprenticeships, full and part-time courses and degrees.

    Pictured: David Domoney, centre, cuts the ribbon to unveil the redevelopment at Pershore College.

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  • Leading UK Enterprise Zone Completes Phase One

    MIRA Technology Park, the 1.75 million sq. ft. Enterprise Zone in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, has concluded Phase One of its development plan with the completion of key infrastructure at the site.
    Deeley Construction are proud to have worked on this first phase by delivering the first five Technology Park buildings.

    Since work began on the Technology Park in 2010, a total of £53.1m has been invested, and 440 jobs created and safeguarded. To date, a total of 118,000 sq. ft. of R&D space has been created since construction began on the site, which has helped attract some of the world’s largest automotive firms including Bosch, Aston Martin, Sanoh and Lockheed Martin.

    The infrastructure – which represents £7.4 million of investment and includes new roads, roundabouts, 10km of service ducts, 5km of footpaths and cycle ways and a total of 27,000 new trees and shrubs – enables a further 500,000 sq. ft. of construction and paves the way for Phase Two of the development, which includes the East, South and Centre Sectors of the Technology Park site.

    Phase One of the MIRA Technology Park development, which is part of HORIBA MIRA Ltd., has also:

    • Seen a total of five new buildings completed, including a range of bespoke buildings for the likes of European Tier 1 Haldex and iconic British brand, Aston Martin • Seen the number of companies establishing R&D activities on the Park grow to over 30, of these more than 50% are foreign direct investments (FDI) demonstrating the strong international interest • Become one of the leading and most successful Enterprise Zones within the UK • Created 213 man years of construction sector employment to build on-site and off-site infrastructure, including recent building works along the A5 trunk road, and the first five Technology Park buildings

    George Gillespie OBE, CEO at HORIBA MIRA, said: “We are thrilled to announce the completion of Phase One of the development of MIRA Technology Park. Over the last five years we have been focused on our vision of creating a technology cluster serving the global automotive industry and wider transport sectors. The completion of this crucial milestone signifies we are well on our way to achieving this goal. When complete, the site will be the largest Automotive Technology Park in Europe, and represent a total of £300 million of investment. We’re very much looking forward to the next stage of development, which is now well underway.”

    Marcus Jones MP, Minister for Local Government, said: “MIRA Technology Park is one of our highest-performing Enterprise Zones, so I am delighted to see further investment in a world-class resource that is at the heart of our motor industry.

    “As part of our long term economic plan, the Midlands economy has the potential to grow by £34 billion by 2030, and by the end of this parliament, there could be as many as 300,000 extra jobs, and the development outlined today will play a key role in helping to deliver this.

    “Completion of Phase One of the Technology Park will help MIRA become an even better place to do business, driving the research and investment that will keep it at the forefront of the automotive industry.

    “Today’s new development demonstrates how, by focussing on innovation, finance and skills and developing world-class infrastructure we can create an environment in which the Midlands will cement its place as an economic engine for the whole nation.”

    Phase Two of the HORIBA MIRA Technology Park development, which includes an additional 500,000 sq. ft. is now underway, with a further three buildings totalling 90,000 sq. ft. expected to commence construction this year.

    It is estimated a further 2,000 high value jobs will be created at MIRA Technology Park by 2025, with a further 3,000 as a consequence in the regional supply chain.

    For further information on MIRA Technology Park, please visit www.miratechnologypark.com or www.horiba-mira.com.

    Details of the Deeley Construction schemes can be found here: MIRA Technology Park

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  • Demolition makes way for 82 key worker homes

    The demolition of a vacant office building in Stratford-upon-Avon has begun to make way for Fordham House, a brand new residential development bringing key worker accommodation to the heart of the town.

    Work to remove the existing building, previously known as Warwick House, is expected to last for six weeks, with construction of the new 82 private rent high-quality apartments starting at the end of March. The new development is due for completion in summer 2017.

    Orbit purchased the site, on the corner of Birmingham Road and Clopton Road, from the Stratford Town Trust in early January 2016. The partners have worked together to develop the name Fordham House, which reflects the site’s history as the former location of Flowers Ales’ brewery, founded by Edward Fordham Flower in 1831.

    The name was suggested by former Stratford mayor and Deputy Chairman of Stratford Town Trust, Joan McFarlane, who recognised the Flower family for their remarkable contribution to the evolution of Stratford-upon-Avon.

    With its close proximity to the hospital and town centre, the apartments will be targeted at local key workers. Preference for the 64 one bedroom and 18 two bedroom apartments will be given to those such as health and emergency service workers and teachers, as well as local people. The new homes are to be let on assured short-hold tenancies.

    The new accommodation will be owned and managed by Orbit, whilst Stratford Town Trust will continue to retain the freehold. A partnership between Stratford Town Trust, Orbit, ABD Developments and Robothams Architects will bring the scheme to market, with Deeley Construction having been appointed as the design and build contractors.

    Adam Cooper, private rented sector director at Orbit, said: “We are delighted to be retaining the historical importance of the site by naming it after the Fordham Flower family. It has been a pleasure working with Joan to understand the contribution the family has made to Stratford.

    “The start of demolition marks an exciting step in our partnership with Stratford Town Trust, ABD Developments and Deeley Construction to bring these much-needed new homes to Stratford.

    Helen Munro, chief executive of Stratford Town Trust, said: “It’s fantastic to see work really beginning on site – and to see such an important part of Stratford’s history recognised in the new name, thanks to our Trustee and Deputy Chairman Joan. This is all about Stratford – about providing high-quality but affordable town centre accommodation for those working hard in our hospitals, schools and businesses. We are proud to be involved.”

    Martin Gallagher, managing director of Deeley Construction, said: “We are delighted to continue our relationship with Orbit Homes having recently completed an independent living housing scheme in Leamington Spa and an affordable housing development of 30 homes in Nuneaton.

    “By working closely with Orbit Homes and Architects Robothams, we believe Fordham House will greatly benefit the people of Stratford-upon-Avon.”

    Pictured: The Fordham House partners gather in front of the new hoarding on the first day of demolition ahead of construction, Stratford-upon-Avon (L-R: Peter Deeley of the Deeley Group; Adam Cooper of Orbit; Anthony Bird OBE of The Bird Group; Helen Munro of the Stratford Town Trust; David Austin of ABD Developments; and David Sercombe of Robothams Architects.

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